A recent report from the US nonprofit think tank details blockchain technology’s potential role in electric power systems. Researchers David Livingston, Varun Sivaram, Madison Freeman, and Maximilian Fiege from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), an independent, nonpartisan US think tank focused on foreign policy, published a July discussion paper...
LG CNS, the information technology arm of LG, has developed an in-house blockchain platform aimed at digital verification, digital currency, and digital supply chain management. In its latest attempt to cash in on blockchain technology, LG CNS, the information technology arm of South Korean electronics corporation LG, has developed its...
Nicknamed “Crypto Valley,” Zug is taking its commitment to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology further by piloting blockchain-based voting. Zug, Switzerland, is a hub of welcoming regulation, digital currency acceptance, and blockchain-related events and companies. The local government has consistently extended a friendly hand to crypto-related projects, and its Crypto Valley...
Ofcom thinks blockchain technology will succeed where standard databases have failed. Ofcom, the United Kingdom's telecommunications and broadcasting regulator, has received £700,000 GBP, nearly $1 million USD, from the UK government's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to explore how blockchain technology can solve the country's telephone number management...
The Kenyan government may eventually try to move its land deed registry onto a blockchain-based platform, but it recently encountered resistance as it attempted to take the intermediate step of moving those records onto a non-blockchain digital platform. A team convened by the Kenyan government to explore potential applications of...
November 14, 2018 8:34 PM The AirBie pilot uses uPort’s Ethereum-based identity system to allow Zug residents to ride shareable bikes. Zug, Switzerland – dubbed Crypto Valley by Ethereum co-founder Mihai Alisie – exists at the forefront of blockchain and FinTech development. From serving as the Ethereum Foundation's headquarters to hosting...
The Central Bank of Brazil and other financial regulators will begin using a blockchain platform for sharing information regarding the authorization of financial institutions. The Brazilian central bank (Banco Central Do Brasil, or BCB) has announced plans for a blockchain platform intended to streamline the authorization of financial institutions, by...
On Tuesday, Carrefour announced the extension of its blockchain-based supply chain system, which is currently used to track free-range chickens from farm to table. By the end of 2018, the company will add provenance for a handful of other food products. On March 6, 2018, Carrefour – Europe's largest public...
The US government will award a grant to a Colorado blockchain startup, Grid7 LLC. On Monday, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Grid7 LLC, a blockchain company based in Boulder, Colorado, will receive a nearly $1 million grant to further develop an energy project titled "E-Blockchain: A Scalable...
The World Food Programme is exploring an Ethereum-based blockchain solution to track school meals for primary school students in Tunisia. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Tunisian Ministry of Education and Devery, an open-source protocol for verification services built on the Ethereum blockchain, to track...